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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by volvolugnut » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:03 pm

It has been several days since I posted graphs for the COVID-19 infection growth rate of coastal and Midsouth states. They are presented below. Some trends look nice, but are they accurate? We will know in a couple weeks.
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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:48 pm

RE: "but are they accurate?"

Kansas would look like this, where blue is the total, and green is new. Click on chart, bottom left, to view.
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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:40 pm

abscate wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:33 am
Well there is a job opening at Covidian , now Medtronic , this morning
For those not aware:

The U.S. Tried to Build a New Fleet of Ventilators. The Mission Failed.

As the coronavirus spreads, the collapse of the project helps explain America’s acute shortage.
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Newport had original contract to build ventilators, but was sold to Covidien, who didn't want to build these inexpensive portable ventilators since they had higher dollar ventilators to sell.

"Government officials and executives at rival ventilator companies said they suspected that Covidien had acquired Newport to prevent it from building a cheaper product that would undermine Covidien’s profits from its existing ventilator business."

Then later, "Covidien was sold for $50 billion to another huge medical device company, Medtronic."

So, Uncle Sam went with Phillips - "It wasn’t until last July that the F.D.A. signed off on the new Philips ventilator, the Trilogy Evo. The government ordered 10,000 units in December, setting a delivery date in mid-2020."

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Post by RickHaleParker » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:30 pm

Kansas stay at home order begins at 00:01 Monday.

Under Executive Order 20-16, Kansans are directed to stay home unless performing one of the following essential activities:

1. Obtaining food, medicine and other household necessities;
2. Going to and from work at a business or organization performing an essential function as identified in the Kansas Essential Function framework. (See Executive Order 20-16).
3. Seeking medical care;
4. Caring for children, family members or pets, or caring for a vulnerable person in another location;
5. Engaging in an outdoor activity, provided individuals maintain a distance of six feet from one another and abide by the 10-person limitation on gathering size.

Kansas has mandated that people who, as of Friday, returned from Colorado (which has more than 1,000 cases) or Louisiana (more than 2,700 cases) must self-quarantine for 14 days. Illinois, New Jersey, California, Florida, New York state and Washington were already on the list, as well as cruises and international locations.
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Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:38 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
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Kansas has mandated that people who, as of Friday, returned from Colorado...or Louisiana..must self-quarantine for 14 days.
There are two people in the county with it...first one went to Oklahoma, and brought it back, and then infected a co-worker. For some reason, it appears so far their wives weren't affected...maybe they slept separately...both males are around 70 YO.

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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:39 pm

Suspended services

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Service Adjustments Due to Coronavirus
March 29, 2020, 12:30 pm ET

While Amtrak continues to operate across the nation, we have adjusted some services due to significantly reduced demand in key markets. The most up-to-date schedules are available when booking your trip on Amtrak.com and in the mobile app.

https://www.amtrak.com/alert/service-ad ... virus.html

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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by 93Regina » Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:15 pm

Good News

White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight

Officials have teamed up with medical supply companies to speed the arrival of masks, gloves, gowns and other goods.
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The plane delivered 130,000 N95 masks, 1.8 million face masks and gowns, 10 million gloves and thousands of thermometers for
distribution to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, said Lizzie Litzow, a spokeswoman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Ms. Litzow said that flights would be arriving in Chicago on Monday and in Ohio on Tuesday, and that supplies would be sent from there to other states using private-sector distribution networks.
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And the Bad News:

Trump Sent 17.8 Tons Of US Supplies To China Then Blames Obama For PPE Shortage
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According to a press release from the State Department, the US gave 17.8 tons of supplies including ventilators and masks to China:

This week the State Department has facilitated the transportation of nearly 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies to the Chinese people, including masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials. These donations are a testament to the generosity of the American people.

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo bragged about the federal government acting like a shipping clerk for China: Feb 7

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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:33 am

Pets aren’t carriers in the immunological sense, the virus can reside on them like any other surface, but people are going a little crazy worrying about contact exposure. You need a big exposure to develop most viral conditions, not casual contact with one virus, and hand washing takes care of that load ( better than Purell, by the way)

I think the detection limit for HIV viral load is something like 1000 counts per mil liter of blood ( about 20 drops) and anything under 10,000 counts per ml is considered not at risk for developing CD4 deficiency

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abscate wrote:
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You can sage Fido and Katze for food for later.
We order food for our Ferrets online because the pet stores do not sell the good stuff. This month we ordered twice from different vendors and neither one shipped. Don't have much of a choice but to get the lower grade stuff from a pet store.
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Re: Coronavirus Thread

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:59 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
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abscate wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:33 am
You can sage Fido and Katze for food for later.
We order food for our Ferrets online because the pet stores do not sell the good stuff. This month we ordered twice from different vendors and neither one shipped. Don't have much of a choice but to get the lower grade stuff from a pet store.
Feel for you , Rick. My animals are help keeping me sane through all this, since they just need a walk and a pet to be the happiest things in the universe.

My Amazon 50lb IAMS arrived yesterday on schedule, so Im good for 2-3 months.
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